Brexit leaders prepare to disappoint supporters on migration

Boris Johnson backs off from key Leave campaign messages

25th June, 2016
Johnson speaks at Westminster Tower following Leave victory Pic: Getty

Campaigners to get Britain out of the European Union won their shock victory by building an alliance of older and less-educated voters angry about the way globalisation has changed their lives. Now they’re telling people they won’t get what they want.

Vote Leave explicitly targeted people concerned about immigration, warning them that millions of Turks were on their way to Britain. The morning after they won Boris Johnson, their leading spokesman...

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